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The Importance Of Equality For Women In American Society

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History is a very important subject that is required for every high school student in America to pass before receiving a High School diploma. Learning America history helps every citizen understand the changes in society and the positive and negative effects of laws, cases, and decisions. Without history, Americans would not know how long the American feminist movement worked for equality among genders throughout the past century. This movement was met with little to no reparations for the injustice. Women’s argument for equal opportunity throughout the past decades is still relevant today. Protests for women’s rights became more organized after the National Organization for Women. Their main purpose is to fight for women to have an equal importance as men in American society. In 1966 the National Organization for Women released their Statement of Purpose where they explained how they picture an ideal society. They said, “The purpose of NOW is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of America society now, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership to men.” They also discuss how women deserve to get paid equally as men for full-time jobs and equality in the workforce when they write, “WE REJECT the current assumptions that a man must carry the sole burden of supporting himself, his wife, and family, and that a woman is automatically entitled to lifelong support by a man upon her marriage, or
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